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NO. 34. CHOTEAU, CHOTEAU COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1892. YOL. 2. P R O F E S S I O N -¿L.X-J- T . Or. B Ü I E , ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR ST LAW. J. E. W A M S L E Y . P l'tysiicM '& 'fi & S < d f g e © n . CHOTEAU. - - - - - - - MONT. CIVIL AND HYDRAULIC LNGINEER. Address: P. O. Box 34, CHOTEAU, Mont- “W \ E E . S c r O X j J ^ I E , v £ r HOT AND COLD BATHS. Main Street, Opposite Chotoau House T O E E lS r O . X D T J E E , ~ t. Authorized to practice before the De partment of the Interior, the Land Office, and the Pension and other Bureaus. PENSION CLAIMS SPECIALLY ATTENDED TO. Coi’. Mam and St. John Sts., Fort Benton. G rand U nino H otel , CHAS.ROWE, P r o p r i e t o r . FORT BENTON, - - MONT. \ i x s L T T a s :M r tr:E 5 :E :,:Ea:‘ 2 ' H. A. DAY & THOMAS W . MURPHY, L a w t e h s , GREAT FALLS, MONTANA OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK. E.n U p B R I G G S IDZEUsTTIST, ROOM 14 COLLINS.LEPLY BLOCK, GREAT FALLS, - - - - MONT. TEETH Extracted without PAIN by the use of Vitalised Air. E.C.G-arrBtt, JL C .W a r n B r , GARRETT AND WARNER REAL ESTATE AGENTS NOTARIES PUBLIC A N D CONVEYANCERS Deeds, Mortgages and other Legal Documents executed. Public Land Plats and Abstracts. A. C. WARNER, U. S. CO M M ISSIO NER. L A N D PRO O FS A N D FIXINGS. Cornor Main & Hamilton Street, CHOTEAU . . . - MONT. h . Z£sT o t a . 1 3 7 - H P u t / t o l i c DEEDS. MORTGAGES and all kinds o£ legal instruments drawn up. Subscriptions received lor all News papers and Periodicals at publisher’s rates. CHOTEAU, - - - - MONT. B 1 X 0 S 3 0 X 8 * 3 1 REPAIES AND CLEANS WATCHES C h g t e a ü , - - - M ont . ANNUS L A U R A . OLD VERSION. Maxwelton banks are bonnie Where early fa’s the dew; Where I and Annie Laure Made up the promise true; Made up the promise true, And never forget will I, And for bonnie Annie Laurie I’d lay down my head and die. She’s backet like the peacock, She’s breasted like the swan, She’s jimp about the middle, Her waist you weel may span; Her waist you weel may span, And she lies a rolling eye; And for bonnie Annie Laurie I’d lay down ray head and die. M OW B ISM A R C K W O N JBTS B R ID E . Xovocl Her oii Sight ami Took a Kiss in Public. A t tlie time of her marriage the girl who is now Bismarck’s wife relinquished a name which would not have misbecome the hero ne of a Bab Ballad—vo.n Pnttkam mer. writes the Countess Wilhel- mina in Ladies Home Journal. The Frauline Johanna was a most charmingly sweet and modest country maiden-—in spite of her n>ame—when at the wedding of one of her friends, at which she was bridesmaid, she met young Herr Oito von Bismarch, a strap ping, dissipated, high handed young dandy of 31, with a renu- I * * (alien for iire-eating and flirta tions which would scarcely have disgraced a Kentucky colonel of twice his years. These two young 1 people, as Rosalind. says, “ Mo sooner met than they looked, no sooner looked than they loved.\’ Hence it was that immediately on his return from the wedding young Otto wrote to the parental Puttkammers. with whom, by the way, he had not the slightest ac quaintance, demanding the hand of the Fraulein Johanna in mar riage. The parental Puttkammer seems to have been somewhat of a diplomatist, for without commit ting himself to either a consent or a refusal, alter learning from his daughter that she cared for young Otto, he wrote,inviting that estim able young gentleman to visit him. Preparations were made to have his reception one of becoming dig nity and solemnity; but the eflect was rather spoiled by young Bis march the moment he alighted going up to his sweetheart and kissing her soundly in the presence of a number of guests. The imme diate effect of this embarrassing and shocking behavior was the prompt announcement of the be trothal, which was followed a year later by the marriage. R u n u iug off the Island. Travelers returning from abroad bring with them a plentiful sup ply of yarns. A woman tells the New York Times that while she was in England she heard of an American who, on his first trip on an English railway, quite held his breath at the rapid running. When his nervousness rather overcame him lie approached the guard; “ I say, guard,” he ventured, “ this is pretty fast travel for safety, isn’t it?” “ Oil, no, sir,” replied the guard, “ we never run off the line here, sir,” “ But,” said the Yankee, quickly, resenting the patronage, “ it is not the line. I’m afraid of Tunning off your measley little is land.\’ In f e r s « 11 on Christinas. ,“ I believe in the festival called Christmas—not in celebration of the birth of any mail, but celebrate the triumph of light over.darkness —the victory of the sun. I believe in giving gills on that day, and a real gilt should be given to those who cannot return it, gifts from the rich to the poor, from.(lie pros perous to ihe unfortunate, from parents to children. There is no need of giving water to the. sea or light to the sun. Let us give to lliose who need, neither asking nor expecting return, not even asking gratitude, only asking that the gift shall make the receiver happy—and he who gives in that way increses his own joy.’’ ----------- ------------------- The Annexation o f Hawaii. “ Ben Abou” ib New -York Press. “ When I hear talk about annex ing Hawaii to the United States,” says Claus Spreckles, “ I am re minded o f an episode at a banquet given in San Francisco to the late King Kalakaua. He had made a speech, and several prominent Pacfic coast men followed, nearly every one of whom mentioned an nexation in a jocular or serious manner. Kalakaua finafly rose to his feet, as one of (hem sat down, and said.; ‘1 like this talk about annexation very much, and I have a plan for carrying it into execu tion. I will annex the United States to Hawaii and rule over both countries as empororas soon as you are ready.’ There was no!hing more said at that banquet about annexation.” i 4 * ^ 1 * *** A son of the sculptor. Rowers, has a studio in Denver, where he is engaged on a work entitled “ A Closing Era.” It represents a lonely Indian standing over a prostrate and dying buffalo. SINGLE T A X IN W Y O M I N G . Anaconda Standard. In Wyoming they propose to enact a law taxing all unmarried men above the age of 27. W y o ming, it will be remembered, is a state where woman suffrage is in full operation, and it doesn’t re quire extraordinary accuteness to trace the demand for the taxa'ion of bachelors to the women. The bachelors will fight the present proposition, of course; they will go farther than that, and array them selves in permanent, opposition to woman suffrage. But. they are in the minority and can’t expect to accomplish very much m the wa'v of retaliation. The proposed law is absurd and nonsensical, nut, what of that? It. is class legislation of tho Avorsfc sort , but, if the bachelors don’t like it they are at liberty to leave the state o f Wyoming,or en- terthe state of matrimony, or com mit suicide or do anything except remain in their bachelorhood, a constant aggravation to (he old maids and widows. ------------ • ------------ . A V a l u a b l e R a t t l e . Seattle Press-Times. “ I used to be a customs inspect or in New York,\’ said Robert Grosch. who is at the Occidental. “ We had received advices that some diamonds were to be smug gled in and one day when a pas senger steamer arrived I saw a young couple with a small child and a suspicious looking hand bag which the mother carried. The husband went to another part o f the steamship and I stepped up to the young Avoman and told her 1 would have to examine the hand bag. She looked startled and turned a little pale, I fancied, but said: “ ‘All right, sir, just hold the baby and I’ll unlock it, for you.’ I took the little fellow in my arms and shook the rattle, which he had in his hand, and he laughed and crowed while his mamma .opened the diminutive valise, .and demon strated to my satisfactin that it contained no dutiable goods. I searched in vain for the diamonds, and when my chief afterwards learned that tha baby’s rattle, which I had shaken to amuse the child, contained se\Teral thousand dollars worth o f diamonds, he dis- cnarged me, and that’s how I hap pen to be selling drygoods.” ---------- -«<«-•- --- - --- — The last census report shows iliat there are over 106-f women to 100 men. The proportion o f women to men lias been steadily increas ing for the past forty years.